Profession cocoa mill operator

Cocoa mill operators tend machines to pulverise cacao beans into powder of specified fineness. They use air classification systems that separate powder based on its density. Moreover, they weigh, bag, and stack the product.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Mill operations

    Details of milling operations related to grind size, particle size distribution, heat evolution. Milling processes for different cereals and grains.

Skills

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Collect samples for analysis

    Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory analysis.

  • Exert quality control to processing food

    Ensure the quality of all factors involved in a food production process.

  • Apply HACCP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

  • Operate weighing machine

    Work with a weighing machine to measure raw, half-finished and finished products.

  • Apply requirements concerning manufacturing of food and beverages

    Apply and follow national, international, and internal requirements quoted in standards, regulations and other specifications related with manufacturing of food and beverages.

  • Work in conveyor belts in food manufacturing

    Work in rotating conveyor belt systems in food manufacturing.

  • Clean food and beverage machinery

    Clean machinery used for food or beverage production processes. Prepare the appropriate solutions for cleaning. Prepare all parts and assure that they are clean enough to avoid deviation or errors in the production process.

  • Check processing parameters

    Check processing parameters to keep under control the technological processes.

  • Analyse milled cocoa density

    Analyse milled cocoa density according to the requirements and product specifications. Apply findings to determine how much milling is needed to obtain the required fineness of the cocoa.

  • Be at ease in unsafe environments

    Be at ease in unsafe environments like being exposed to dust, rotating equipment, hot surfaces, sub-freezing and cold storage areas, noise, wet floors and moving lift equipment.

  • Tend grinding mill machine

    Operate a grinding mill that grinds grains such as cereals, cocoa beans or coffee beans to obtain powders or pastes with different consistencies and grain sizes.

  • Apply GMP

    Apply regulations regarding manufacture of food and food safety compliance. Employ food safety procedures based on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

  • Work in a food processing team

    Collaborate in a team with other food processing professionals in service of the food & beverages industry.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

Optional knowledge and skills

assess cocoa bean quality keep machines oiled for steady functioning monitor milled food products ensure compliance with environmental legislation in food production perform services in a flexible manner liaise with managers health, safety and hygiene legislation liaise with colleagues lift heavy weights act reliably label samples set up equipment for food production follow hygienic procedures during food processing manage corrective actions